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Newer page: version 14 Last edited on Thursday, August 3, 2006 9:13:10 am by JohnMcPherson
Older page: version 13 Last edited on Sunday, July 16, 2006 3:06:15 pm by IanMcDonald Revert
@@ -72,9 +72,9 @@
 * madwifi 
 * atmel 
 * wext 
 * ndiswrapper 
-* ipw2100  
+* ipw  
 If you want to try and debug why things aren't working, you can try the following from the command line: 
  wpa_supplicant -dd -t -K -i''interface'' -D''device'' 
@@ -95,25 +95,23 @@
 Note that it probably isn't necessary to get rid of the wpa process after removing the interface, but it means that there aren't multiple processes if 
 you remove/insert the card several times. 
-!Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)  
-Note! If you are using Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary) and you have an Intel-based wireless chip (such as the wireless in Centrino-based laptops) then you will need a newer version of the <tt>ipw</tt> driver to get [WPA] support. The one shipped with Ubuntu's default kernel is no good  
-See for a walk-through.  
-There is currently being fixed in LinuxKernel 2.6.13 and 2.6.14 networking trees so it should all work out of the box in future Ubuntu releases.  
- !Ubuntu 5 .10 (Breezy Badger )  
-As described in the previous paragraph, this is fixed in ubuntu 5.10.  
+!Ubuntu 6 .06 (Dapper
 Instead of doing "<tt>pre-up wpa_supplicant ...</tt>", ubuntu starts wpa on boot. Edit the <tt>/etc/default/wpasupplicant</tt> file: 
 OPTIONS="-w -Dipw -ieth1 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf" 
 changing the option for -D and -i as appropriate. 
+In 6.06, my old config of using "-Dipw" for my Centrino-based laptop no longer worked - I had to use "-Dwext" instead for the generic wireless driver.  
+You could also try installing the __network-manager__ package, but this is a bit flaky for now.  
 !Other distros 
 People who use other distros should put stuff here. 
 Part of CategoryWireless